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Population Health

Adult Obesity by Race/Ethnicity

  • In 2018, Blacks (non-Hispanic) (36.5%) reported the highest percentage of obesity followed by Hispanics (31.1%).
  • Whites (non-Hispanic) (26.1 %) and Other (non-Hispanic) (18.0%) reported lower percentages of obesity when compared to other racial/ethnic groups.
  • Blacks (non-Hispanic) saw a 0.3% decrease in obesity in 2018 when compared to the CT SIM pre-implementation results from 2015. All other groups reported increases (0.9% to 2.4%) in obesity from 2015 to 2018.